Turbo needed to jet away from his past and fly into a better future. This 10- to 12-year-old Black Lab was in dire need of help along with another Black Lab of the same age named Jaeger after their owner in Wythe County, Virginia, died on October 25th. The two of them had not been to a veterinarian in almost a decade, and sadly, they had been neglected and living in horrible conditions. If the family surrendered them to the small county shelter, as older dogs, black dogs, and owner surrenders, they would have been first to be euthanized.

On November 2nd, Sarah Dutton with Lost Fantasy Rescue in Virginia was approached about helping Turbo and Jaeger. They were interested but needed help with the vetting costs. On November 5th, Kathryn Haddock, a black dog advocate, reached out to RADAR for assistance. With our grant support for the rescue, the family could surrender both dogs directly to the rescue. Of course, we agreed! Both dogs were transferred to the rescue the same day!

Turbo and Jaeger were temporarily boarding at the vet while the rescue waited for a foster. During their stay, they had their vetting care done. A foster home was found for them on November 17th. “Turbo is sweet and more mellow,” his foster mom, Amanda said. “He loves squeaky toys. They are the sweetest dogs, and so gentle and funny!” Click here to view more photos of Turbo.

RADAR paid all of Turbo’s initial vetting costs, which totaled $170.

UPDATE! All funds for Turbo have been raised! Thank you!

If you would like to help us have the ability to help other dogs, please visit our Donations page.

UPDATE! Turbo has been adopted!

UPDATE Turbo passed away on September 6, 2019. He became very ill. The vet found that he had a tumor on his kidney and was filled with cancer. His forever mom, Leslie, and Jaeger are comforting each other. Rest in Peace, Turbo.

Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Turbo:

Chloe’s SOS Fund ($50); Black Dog Fund (50)Michael Stumpf & his senior dog, Luke, who looks like he could be Turbo’s long-lost brother! 

Added on December 2, 2018.

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